Denon DJ SC5000 Player Announced [Videos]

By | Posted January 8, 2017
Denon DJ has just announced its newest DJ controller and media player called the Denon DJ SC5000.  This new deck has eight RGB backlit...
Denon DJ has just announced its newest DJ controller and media player called the Denon DJ SC5000. This new deck has eight RGB backlit pads on the bottom to control the hotcues, samples, slicer, and loops along with a full color touch screen display and a central display on the jog wheel that shows the current track's artwork. The last time Denon DJ introduced new media players was back in the SC2900 and SC3900 days when these devices were good alternatives to their Pioneer Counterparts, but not good enough to break through to the masses. The new SC5000 player aims to change all of this with new features that DJ's have come to love right on the face of the unit. The Denon SC5000 players will work with a new revised version of the Engine sofware and will cost $1900 per unit when they will be available within the next couple of months.

The Denon SC5000 has multiple colors for the jog wheel, three USB inputs, an SD card input, and a LAN output to link up to four players together at once. Check out the full press release below for more info and stay tuned as we will definitely have one of these in the lab for the full review treatment shortly.



Unit shakes up competition with onboard beatgrid and musical key analysis, HD multi-touch

display for gestures and swiping and exclusive Engine Prime music organization software.

Cumberland RI, USA (January 9, 2017)—Denon DJ (, a leading manufacturer of

premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new SC5000 Prime DJ

media player with a high definition, multi-touch display that enables gestures and swiping for the

ultimate DJ expression and immediacy of interaction. The SC5000 analyzes music files on the fly, it

has dual-layer decks with dedicated outputs, a multi-touch screen with easy and fast navigation, and

an 8” rugged jogwheel with central display that shows current playing track or custom artwork.

This is the first media player to fully analyze both beatgrid and musical key onboard the unit, delivering

an unprecedented level of immediately-actionable information to the DJ. Plus, the SC5000 is the first

media player in the world to use the all-new EngineTM Prime software. Engine Prime is an innovative

music librarian and analysis system that lets the DJ organize, categorize and import music, either

directly from iTunes® and Serato® DJ or via drag ‘n drop from existing music folders. Using the

SC5000’s on-screen alpha-numeric search facility, DJs can quickly find, load and play what they want

on the fly, without distraction or hesitation. A LAN output makes it simple to link up to four players at

once, offering music file, digital networking and communication capability for the most high-end of


The SC5000 Prime media player also has hard features and engineering innovations that give it

unmatched capability and performance. The unit’s highly responsive, 7-inch capacitive touch and

multi-gesture display enables quick access to searching, filtering and sorting music, as well providing

real-time song information and ultra-smooth moving waveforms. Very significantly, it also has a

secondary ‘performance layer’ with its own separate output feed to the mixer. Never seen before on

such a Pro performance DJ media player, the SC5000 has eight multifunction trigger pads for cues,

loops, slices and rolls. Illuminating and personalizing the DJ’s performance, the lighting around the

platter is customizable to various RGB colors, and the wheel is topped in aluminum for a cool, stylish


The audio outputs themselves are 24-bit/96kHz for the very highest sound quality. The SC5000 Prime

plays all uncompressed audio formats, including FLAC, ALAC and WAV plus all popular compressed

music file formats.

Key Features

• 7-inch HD display with multi-touch gestures

• 24-bit/96kHz digital audio outputs

• Dual-layer playback with individual audio outputs

• Plays uncompressed audio formats (FLAC, ALAC, WAV)

• 8 multifunction trigger pads for Cues, Loops, Slices and Rolls

• 8-inch rugged metal jog wheel with HD central display

• Customizable RGB color around the jog wheel

• (3) USB and (1) SD input for music playback

• LAN output to link to up to four players

“The SC5000 Prime media player combines brand-new software and hardware innovations and

features in a way that is absolutely unmatched by any other media player on the market,” said Ross

Goodwin, Product Manager for Denon DJ. He added, “Professional DJs will find the SC5000 Prime

perfectly anticipates their needs and becomes a seamless, indispensible partner, delivering the best

performance imaginable.”

U.S. retail pricing for the SC5000 Prime is $1899.00

Availability is Q1 2017.

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